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Constitutional rights dispute between Governor, AG heading to court

Mia Sims Dec. 2, 2016, 5:57pm

BATON ROUGE – A dispute over an an executive order by Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding LGBT discrimination language in state contracts is heading to court in showdown that may define the constitutional roles of the governor and attorney general.

Louisiana legislators side with attorney general over dispute with governor

Chandra Lye Nov. 27, 2016, 10:48pm

BATON ROUGE — Fifteen members of the Louisiana Legislature have filed a petition regarding litigation between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Louisiana attorney general attacks Advocate in editorial

Joe Dyton Nov. 27, 2016, 1:22pm

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently submitted an editorial to The Advocate in reaction to the publication’s critique of how he’s handling state policy.

Analyst: Political feud between Gov. Edwards, Landry 'all part of cultural politics' of state

Abbi White Nov. 12, 2016, 12:01pm

&&& BATON ROUGE – Amid a shifting political landscape and a second trip to court, two of Louisiana’s highest-elected officials, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry, continue to spar over LGBT-inclusive legislation, among other hot-button issues.

Groups want Third Circuit to enforce Flonase class action settlement against Louisiana AG

The Louisiana Record Nov. 12, 2016, 11:40am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Legal Foundation is among those groups calling on a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s decision that, they argue, would undermine class-wide settlements by permitting plaintiff states to file copycat lawsuits despite benefiting from a settlement.

Louisiana creates riverboat economic development and gaming task forces

Christopher Knoll Nov. 11, 2016, 8:45am

NEW ORLEANS -- Citing alleged threats from Oklahoma and Mississippi, the Louisiana Legislature created the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force during the past legislative session. 

Louisiana governor, attorney general argue over who can hire lawyers

John Breslin Oct. 30, 2016, 9:13pm

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana’s governor and its attorney general are involved in a dispute over who ultimately has, under the constitution, the authority to hire lawyers to represent the state.

Louisiana Supreme Court refuses to hear wrongful conviction compensation case

Tara Mapes Oct. 16, 2016, 11:15pm

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to hear a case to determine if the family of a deceased man who was exonerated after serving nearly 30 years on death row is due compensation for wrongful conviction.

Fight continues against changes to overtime wages, rule

Noell Wolfgram Evans Oct. 13, 2016, 5:44pm

BATON ROUGE — On Sept. 20, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry joined his counterparts in 20 states in a lawsuit against the United States Department of Labor.

Landry brings federal, state issues to local chamber in Morgan City

Deb Rogers Oct. 2, 2016, 11:19am

MORGAN CITY – The Louisiana attorney general brought federal and state issues to the attention of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce recently.

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry supports federal court complaint to delay new overtime rule

Kathy Kaye Sep. 27, 2016, 5:27pm

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) recently announced its support of the federal court complaint filed by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as part of a coalition of 21 states challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, set to go into effect nationwide on Dec. 1.

LOGA president says Gov. Edwards’ call for more lawsuits against the industry a 'shakedown'

Tara Mapes Sep. 25, 2016, 8:45pm

BATON ROUGE – In a news conference Sept. 21, Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraged all coastal parishes to sue the oil and gas industry for its contributions to the coastal loss, a statement the president of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) calls a “shakedown.”

Landry continues crackdown on public corruption

Robert Creenan Sep. 18, 2016, 10:59pm

Leigh Ann Ingram, a former utility clerk in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently became the latest public employee ensnared in Attorney General Jeff Landry's crackdown on the alleged misuse of public funds. 

Attorney general's office questions Dardenne attack on car allowance request

Claudia Balthazar Sep. 8, 2016, 8:31pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office called Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardene’s recent attack on Landry “false,” after the governor’s office denied Landry’s alleged request for a car allowance and mileage reimbursements, accusing him of “double-dipping.”  

Former Louisiana attorney general Richard Ieyoub inducted into Order of Living Legends

Claudia Balthazar Sep. 6, 2016, 8:48am

ERATH – Former attorney general Richard Ieyoub is now part of the long list of honorable members of the Living Legends, which is an Acadian Museum of Erath induction to recognize the people who have helped define the cajun culture of Louisiana.

Attorney General keeps an eye out for fraud as GoFundMe campaigns bring in $10 million for Louisiana flood victims

Dawn Geske Sep. 4, 2016, 8:09am

BATON ROUGE – Assistance for the Southeastern Louisiana flooding victims is pouring in with more than 6,400 campaigns set up on GoFundMe for the state.

Anti-corruption blog investigation in Terrebonne Parish is allowed to continue

Carrie Salls Aug. 14, 2016, 3:35pm

HOUMA – Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has vowed to continue investigating the “Exposedat” anti-corruption blog despite the fact that it includes information about himself and his wife's employer, local politician and insurance broker Tony Alford.

Louisiana attorney general defends hiring of former opponent's daughter

Deana Carpenter Aug. 10, 2016, 3:49pm

BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is defending his decision to hire the daughter of his former election opponent.

Attorney: Judge’s suit against law clerk ‘clear and unadulterated harassment’

Kerry Goff Aug. 9, 2016, 2:52pm

MONROE – Attorneys representing 4th District Court law clerk Allyson Campbell requested that the Louisiana Attorney General's Office drop the lawsuit against her once it became clear that the plaintiff may have had motives based on her dislike for Campbell.

LOGA president calls on Vermilion residents to stand up to oil and gas suit

Jenna Spinelle Aug. 7, 2016, 9:33pm

VERMILION — The battle between energy and environment is at the heart of a lawsuit filed recently against 49 oil and gas companies operating along the Louisiana coast.